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Education plans to offer a dance minor in spring 2011. Page 3

reasons why Christmas should be celebrated all year. Page 5

end-of-the-year party with Pulp’s holiday drinks. Pages 14-15

The SU football team prepares for its Pinstripe Bowl game on Dec. 30. Page 28

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Student blog investigation remains open By Dara McBride Asst. News Editor

Whenever Len Audaer steps into Syracuse University’s College of Law, he is reminded that his hard work might be for nothing. The second-year law student, who is focusing on national security and counterterrorism, cannot concentrate on his studies. Audaer said his grades are fine, but the more he studies for classes, the more he feels his hard work will result in nothing. “Studying for law school, studying for class, is a constant reminder of the precarious position I’m in and of the fact that I feel that I’m signing my own death warrant,” he said. It has been more than eight weeks since Audaer was accused of being

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brandon weight | staff photographer Can Isik , a member of the Committee on Instruction, delivers a report at Wednesday’s University Senate meeting on policies regarding unpaid, for-credit internships. The report revealed that policies among colleges and schools are inconsistent, prompting debate at the meeting.

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Report on unpaid interns finds varying policies By Shayna Meliker Staff writer

Debate broke out about unpaid forcredit internships during a report from the Committee on Instruction at Wednesday’s University Senate meeting. The committee sent a survey to all the schools and colleges and found there is no policy that is consistent across the university concerning summer internships. “It turns out that the situation is quite diverse across the campus, and there is not a consistent policy about this,” said Can Isik, who gave the report for the instruction committee. The instruction committee’s report attracted the most inter-

est and discussion at the meeting. Other business included a report on the university’s fiscal health and the passage of changes to curriculum, including the creation of a minor in sport hospitality and event management. Many students in the College of Human Ecology intern for nonprofits and cannot get paid, said Diane Murphy, dean of the college. Faculty in attendance called it a “corrupt process” and “exploitation.” But Barbara Kwasnik, a professor in the School of Information Studies, said libraries cannot afford to pay interns. “If we had a rule against unpaid internships, none of our library students would get internships,” she said.

Bruce Carter, an associate professor in child and family studies and psychology, voiced concerns about professors not being paid for sponsoring students in summer internships or independent study. Other issues included international students who have to receive credit during the summer and students entering into unsafe situations just to have an experience. In its other work, the committee crafted a university-wide procedure for students to follow when appealing a grade, Isik said. It will soon be available to the schools and colleges, he said. Members also moved toward making SU a one-clicker campus by selecting Turning Point devices

as the clicker of choice, starting in the spring. Some students had been required to purchase a different type of clicker response system for each class, although they essentially do the same thing, according see usen page 11

What is USen? University Senate is the academic governing body with powers such as proposing policy on grading, student life and athletics, among many others. It also approves new curricula and recommends faculty for promotion.

Four Loko sales boom after NY stops shipping By Michael Boren Asst. News Editor

“Farewell to Four Loko” was the theme of a party Jacqueline Taylor attended last Thursday for the malt liquor beverage nicknamed “blackout in a can.” “My friends were really out of control that had more than one,” said Taylor, a sophomore speech pathology major whose peers told her they blacked out before from drinking one or two Four Lokos. Students may take their last sips of the controversial drink by semester’s end, as major beverage distributors in New York state have until Friday to clear it off their shelves. Retailers that received Four Loko from their distributor can sell it after Friday until they run out of

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SU Abroad Health Policy program WikiLeaks activists launch cyberattacks What: Learn about SU Abroad’s Comparative Health Policy program, which will examine health care policies in Amsterdam, Geneva and Morocco over the summer Where: 106 Walnut Place When: Today, 10 a.m. How much: Free

Speaker: Robert Bogdan

What: A lecture and book signing featuring Robert Begdan, co-author of “Beauty and the Beast: Human-Animal Relations as Revealed in Real Photo Postcards, 19051935” Where: Watson Theater When: Today, 5 p.m. How much: Free

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What: “Cry for Peace: Voices from the Congo,” a documentary based on interviews with members of the Congolese community at Syracuse Where: Syracuse Stage When: Today, 7 p.m. How much: Free

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A small group of activist hackers organized a campaign of cyberattacks on Wednesday in support of WikiLeaks, according to The New York Times. The group of hackers goes by the name Anonymous. Websites that formerly provided donations, server space and commercial cooperation for WikiLeaks but revoked their efforts were targets of the cyberattacks, including Mastercard.com, Amazon.com, the online payment service PayPal, and Visa.com. A lawyer representing two Swedish women in a sex case against Julian Assange, the founder of the website, was also targeted. Netcraft, a British Internet monitoring firm, began a counterattack Wednesday afternoon. Anonymous has vowed to take revenge on any organization that is against WikiLeaks, according to The New York Times. Activists have openly discussed the attacks in online chatrooms and said they would need 5,000 people to effectively paralyze PayPal, among other companies, according to The New York Times.

Elections in Haiti spark violence

Preliminary election results led to violence and questions about vote rigging, according to The New York Times. Protesters torched the headquarters of the governmentbacked presidential candidate, burned tires and blocked streets with pieces of earthquake-destroyed buildings. United Nations peacekeeping officers were shooting in the air to keep the protesters away from electoral offices, which Haitians threatened to burn down. Michel Martelly, a candidate for presidency, vowed Monday to contest the results if they did not reflect “the will of the people,” according to The New York Times. Results consisted of 31.4 percent of votes for Mirlande Manigat, 22.5 percent of votes for Jude Célestin and 21.8 percent of votes for Martelly. If results withstand challenges, Maginat and Célestin will have a runoff Jan. 16, according to The New York Times.


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Search for next dean continues By Kathleen Ronayne Managing Editor

The search for a new dean of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs is still underway with no clear finalists yet. “We’re very pleased with the response to the search so far, and we look forward to helping bring to Maxwell a fabulous new dean,” said Bill Banks, chair of the search committee and director of the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism, in an e-mail. The search committee is in the process of sifting through qualified applicants and seeking out additional candidates, said Eric Spina, vice chancellor and provost. The first phase of the interviewing process has not begun, but the search will hopefully conclude in April, Spina said. The search committee has met twice this fall and will meet once more in December, Banks said. The first phase of interviews is airport interviews, in which an interview occurs at a neutral location. On-campus interviews will hopefully begin for finalists in late winter, Spina said. The search included both internal candidates, people from within the Syracuse University community, and external candidates. The search committee accepted nominations and applications and also sought out candidates who fit the job, Spina said. The search committee has 22 members, including faculty from inside and outside Maxwell, one student and Maxwell members of an alumni advisory board, Banks said. Andrew London, chairperson for SU’s sociology department, is the co-chair. Michael Wasylenko has served as the interim dean since July, when Mitchel Wallerstein left to become the president of Baruch College, a City University of New York school. Wallerstein served as the dean for seven years. The dean is responsible for, among other things, the school’s budget and making sure the curriculum is well developed, Wasylenko said. Maxwell is also in the process of hiring 10 new faculty members, which is one of the three main duties of the dean, along with strategic planning for the school and fundraising, he said. “You can’t lose track of those three big-picture items,” he said. “You can get overwhelmed in the day-to-day.” kronayne@ syr.edu

ashli truchon | staff photographer melissa raymond, koma ogaye, ashley johnson and milan escobar perform Friday at the 2010 Annual Faculty Dance Performance. Performances that night featured choreography by Annalisa Osterhout, co-founder of the dance minor.

Dance minor recreated 20 years after option taken away By Shayna Meliker Staff Writer

Katie Kairys and Tamara Williams come from very different dance backgrounds. Kairys has been dancing all her life, and Williams has not laced up ballet shoes since middle school. But their diplomas will include one matching feature: a dance minor. Starting next semester, students in any school or college will be able to

officially declare a minor in dance. The minor is a vision a long time in the making. About 20 years ago, Syracuse University offered a dance minor. But after a faculty shake-up in the dance program and a loss of interest from students, the minor fell by the wayside. A pair of dance teachers — Annalisa Osterhout and Laurie Deyo — reached a point where they

decided it was silly that SU did not have a dance minor. All the classes are offered now, but it has not been a designated minor. “We got to the point where enough was enough. We just really wanted the dance minor back because so many kids have asked us about it,” Osterhout said. “Our kids were signing petitions. And we just did a lot of work leading up to it to

realize that yes, in fact, there is the need and the desire for it.” So three years ago, Osterhout started the paperwork: outlines, syllabi and course descriptions. She said Deyo jumped in to help her finish it. “Now we’ve finally gotten our wish, so to speak,” Osterhout said. The 22-credit minor is based in see dance minor page 16

Room change requests steady in spite of students living in lounges By George Clarke and Dara McBride The Daily Orange

Although housing is tighter than usual this year due to an unexpectedly large freshman class, the number of students requesting a room change for the spring semester remains about the same. One hundred and twelve students requested individual changes, 84 students requested group changes and 51 students completed a pull-in request

for the spring, said Sara Miller, Syracuse University news spokeswoman, in an e-mail. This number does not vary much from the typical number of students requesting a change in housing plans, she said. “Students remain in the rooms made into lounges. However, there will be a larger number of students leaving for the spring semester — through study abroad, graduating or co-op opportunities — to account for vacancies to allow students to

move,” Miller said. Boland, Booth, Brockway, Day, DellPlain, Flint, Lawrinson, Marion, Sadler and Shaw halls have converted spaces serving as dorm rooms. Students may be moved out of the converted space, but no additional students will be moved in, said Eileen Simmons, director of Housing, Meal Plan and ID Card Services, in an Aug. 31 article in The Daily Orange. Waitlist for the housing change see housing page 11

Housing relocation Students wishing to relocate can apply online between Nov. 22 and Feb. 1. Students can apply for the request through their MySlice accounts for group, individual or pull-in relocation spots. Changes in housing are unlikely, according to the application.


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Despite complaints, snow provides fun, seasonal activities

don’t know if anyone else has noticed, but over the past few days, it has snowed quite a bit in our fair city of Syracuse. And as pretty as it may look, the snow is actually supremely annoying to go out in (open-toed heels — not an option) and walk or drive in (class — not an option). To first-year students, the snow may still be a point of excitement. It falls from the sky, it melts on your face, and it turns the campus into a winter wonderland! However, you will soon come to learn that the snow is also associated with cold temperatures, icicle-related accidents and general commotion.   On top of all this, finals are well under way. As such, the atmosphere on campus has been somewhat gloomy and depressing. So to make you feel a little better, I have comprised a list of nine reasons as to why it’s not all so bad. 1.     Snow is ideal for stalking. If you have a special someone whose schedule you’ve memorized and who stirs your passions with

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blondes know better the fire of a thousand suns, feel free to hover by their apartment at all hours of the day. It’s not your fault that you fell in the snow right then and there. How were you to know that Uggs had no traction? 2.     That rape park, Thornden Park, finally makes itself useful for something. You can now go sledding, skiing, snowtubing, ice fishing or even horseback riding, if you happen to have a horse on campus. 3.     Sorority and fraternity houses decorated with Christmas lights and trees, which make your walk to class all the more festive.      

4.     Boys and their yellow construction boots. I find it simply adorable when the majority of males on campus outfit themselves in exactly the same bright yellow, somedayI-aspire-to-shovel-manure-for-a-living work boots for the duration of the winter season. It strengthens male bonding and serves as a great conversation starter. (“Nice boots, bro!” “You too! Let’s be friends!” “Yay!”) And any guy who isn’t wearing them is just weird. Don’t you want to fit in? 5.     It’s the last day of classes! Unless you’re one of those losers who have class on Fridays (which is honestly just very sad), you can congratulate yourself on successfully making it through a whole semester without another restraining order misunderstanding. 6.     Increased layers of clothing. Kind of like wondering about how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. 7.     The fact that Syracuse University will not cancel classes in the face of any natural

disaster (blizzard, flood, etc). Only the strong can survive. This Darwinian tactic for weeding out the species only increases our pride in our school. 8.     Watching people fall. And watching people plow helplessly at their cars. It just doesn’t get old.  9.     And last, but certainly not least, it’s almost Winter Break. And guess who deserves that long and relaxing break? You do! You worked so hard all semester. Can someone just please recognize that for a moment? Must everyone on this campus be so self-centered? Ugh.  Don’t worry. I know how awesome you are. And next year is going to be your year. And if not, just think of it this way: When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. And then find someone who life gave Vodka to, and have a party. Marina Charny is a senior English and textual studies and writing major. Her column appears every Thursday, and she can be reached at mcharny@syr.edu.

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Lil’ Kim, Nicki Minaj feud sparks opportunity, awareness

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n Nov. 26, hip-hop artist Nicki Minaj released her first album, “Pink Friday,” selling close to 400,000 copies. On Nov. 28, MTV premiered Minaj’s documentary, “My Time Now,” bringing in 1.17 million viewers. Yesterday, Nicki turned a young 26 years old, prompting media hype about her planned Las Vegas birthday. If you don’t know who Minaj is by now, you need to get out of E.S. Bird Library. Prior to releasing “Pink Friday,” Minaj released three mixtapes and, after signing with Lil Wayne’s Young Money imprint of Cash Money Records, recorded tracks with Usher, Ludacris and Robin Thicke. Minaj has found a strong support group within today’s music industry, receiving props from artists such as Jay-Z and Kayne. However, she still hasn’t managed to win over Lil’ Kim, and she doesn’t care to, giving Lil’ Kim’s career a desperate boost. Lil’ Kim hasn’t been relevant since 2005, when she released “The Naked Truth” and was sentenced to a year in prison for lying to a federal grand jury. Wait, she did appear on “Dancing with the Stars” in 2009, but that did nothing for her career. Until Minaj mimicked Lil’ Kim’s “Hard Cord” album promotional poster pose on her “Sucka Free” mixtape cover art, Lil’ Kim was headed toward being the next replacement “American Idol” judge. After multiple remarks about Minaj as an unwanted wannabe, doppelganger and copycat, Lil’ Kim cleared the ambiguity in a radio interview and said, “My thing was, homegirl got a nice little buzz going. It’s obvious I’m who she wants to be like. It’s obvious that she likes me and wants to be like me, but she’s not paying this homage.” Lil’ Kim’s remarks angered more than just Minaj and prompted Young

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AMANDA ABBOT T SCRIBBLE heart racin’ in my skin tight jeans Money label mate and friend Drake to speak out in a recent interview with DJ Envy. “Lil’ Kim is a ‘G’ in the game. She’s part of an era that’s classic, that we’ll never forget as young kids, me and Nicki. You don’t have to get on stage and announce your presence and tell people to pay homage. That’s a given. I’ve watched Nicki pay homage to her time and time again.” When “Pink Friday” was released, Lil’ Kim took the opportunity to release a rebuttal to Minaj’s “Roman’s Revenge,” which Lil’ Kim claimed took shots at her. However, if it’s Minaj who wants to be like Lil’ Kim, why did Lil’ Kim’s rebuttal to Minaj’s “Roman’s Revenge” track bear the name “Black Friday?” Setting comparisons aside, both artists should be happy their music is being listened to and that not one but two talented female music artists are currently at the center of the media’s attention. Regardless of a “respect” issue, Lil’ Kim is making music again, people are listening to it, and Minaj is unstoppable. Publicity-wise, the beef can only benefit the two artists in trying to make themselves household names. And in a couple of years, when the egos are set aside, I’m sure their collaboration track will be worth listening to. Amanda Abbott is a junior geography and IST major. She is the assistant opinion editor at The Daily Orange, where column appears occasionally. She can be reached at aeabbott@syr.edu.

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Christmas celebrations can never begin too early

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rowing up as the only child of a first grade teacher, I argued that Santa Claus existed until I was 13 years old. No, I am not ashamed to admit that. It’s safe to say I’ve always been a bit of a Christmas enthusiast. And I’ve heard a lot of talk this holiday season about Christmas festivities beginning too early. To which I must respond, “Really?!” Maybe Christmas music in October is a bit overboard, I’ll give you that. But come Nov. 1, I see nothing wrong with cranking up the carols, decking the halls and drafting your letter to Santa. (Your pretend letter, that is…) Without further ado, here’s a list of season staples that should make you want to celebrate Christmas all year round. Christmas cookies: As if this needs an explanation. What’s better than a sugar cookie baked in the shape of a reindeer, frosted with joy and sprinkled with happiness? Nothing. Ugly sweater parties: ‘Tis the season to be jolly, and if you can think of something more jolly than an oversized, poorly-knit, brightlycolored sweater with Santa’s face and a dozen candy canes sewn onto it… keep it to yourself. Add in your friends, a few shots of rum chased with eggnog and a reindeer-antler headband, and you’re sure to have the most wonderful time of the year.

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really? Coca-Cola commercials: Are you kidding me, Coca-Cola? Who is the genius behind your advertising campaign? These holiday commercials are phenomenal. They fill me with so much hope and wonder and leave me with a smile on my face for the rest of the day. Not to mention that this year’s commercial is set to Train’s “Shake Up Christmas.” Talk about resisting the urge to skip down the street and throw tinsel at everyone. Snow: Whine about the cold, the shoveling and the wind all you want. Those perfect little flakes are gifts from the Christmas angels. Think back to your favorite childhood memories. They include sledding down your neighborhood hill and building snowmen with your cousins, don’t they? Don’t even get me started on coming home to your mom and being greeted with a warm mug of hot cocoa with marshmallows. Hot cocoa that you’ll enjoy sitting next to the Christmas tree as “A Christmas Story” plays on television.

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(I realize this doesn’t apply to students from states such as Texas or California. I apologize. I’m sure warm, sunny Christmases were just as memorable.) Snow just brings people together. And with the more than three feet of snow currently on the ground, there’s no telling what kind of memories you’ll create this weekend. Urban Outfitters: They’re currently selling a T-shirt of Santa Claus smoking a blunt. Underneath it says, “Where the cookies at?” Debate over. Christmas wins. Christmas lights: There’s nothing else that will bring out that twinkle in your eye quite like an object beautifully wrapped with strings of dazzling little lightbulbs. Not to mention the Hallelujah Chorus that echoes from the heavens when they light for the first night of the season. So there you have it. Six solid reasons why Christmas should be celebrated as early as possible. So quit complaining and get yourself to an ugly-sweater party. Four or five shots of rum and eggnog later, you’ll be fa-la-la-la-laing all the way down Euclid. Well, at least, that’s what I plan to do. Lauren Tousignant is a junior writing and communications & rhetorical studies major. She is the opinion editor at The Daily Orange where her column appears occasionally She can be reached at letousig@syr.edu.

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MOLLY SNEE art director | spring 2010 - fall 2010

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hat’s working for The Daily Orange really like, you all wonder? Ever watched Sein-

feld? I believe Newman would put it best: “The mail never stops, it’s relentless!� Anyone who’s worked inside the walls of 744 Ostrom will gladly tell you that the same is true for the news. Four nights a week, 60 papers a semester, your trusty friends at The D.O. are working their butts off to all hours of the night. And trust me, it’s not on their schoolwork. They’re chasing that relentless news, the stories that you and the rest of campus (the state, country and the world) never cease to produce. And, yes, we’re all kind of crazy like Newman. I’d be lying if I said I regret all the hours spent in my closet of an office that could’ve been devoted to studio, sleeping, socializing or watching “30 Rock.� The truth is that it’s an addiction of sorts. I think there comes a point in all D.O.ers’ lifetime when they realize the work they’re doing counts for something much more satisfying than a class grade, and if they react appropriately, it’s a brilliant thing to take advantage of. My time spent at The D.O. has taught me more about myself as an artist, as a professional, a student, friend and person than I ever expected it would. It may sound stupid, but let’s be serious: Doing anything four nights a week for a year is bound to affect you somehow.

MAMA SYB: You win the Biggest Fan award, Mom. Thank you for never failing to print a copy of a single drawing or Scribble, as well as e-mailing me every other time to boost my ego in that way only a mom can do.

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MEREDITH GALANTE, ANDREW BURTON, WILL HALSEY: I kept the three of you in the back of my mind when I returned this semester. In your own way, each of you showed me what great work can be done when you dedicate yourself to finding your point of view and expressing it. Whether you realized it or not, you left a lasting impression.

FLASH AND SIDEKICKS (OBI, SARA): When artist’s block sets in, journeying to the feature office is the best medicine. After some darts, harassing Gould and cracking jokes with Flash to see what Sara laughs the hardest at, I can usually get some ideas flowing. You guys are the best.

B McG, BIRD AND THE PHOTOROOM: I will miss the ambient lighting, the sweet melodies of Zooey Deschanel (or Becca), the rumble of the scanner and the sheer jealousy I get watching you all use artistically-conducive computers. To my favorite room in the house, it’s been real. LAUREN TOUSIG-SO-NOT, BECKIE STRUM: Never again will I read the word “scribble� without hearing your voice, Lauren. Beckie, from the first day of Mud Football 2010, I’ve realized you overall just kick ass. ANTONIO OLIVERO THE IV, ASSISTANT AD, SMIZ: You’ve been a fountain of good music, random knowledge, helpful critique and a loyal fellow Perry Bible fan. It’s been real, and

KATHLEEN AND KATIE: I’ve had an amazing two semesters with both of you, and it’s been so fun getting to work under you for the past few months. There’s nothing like those magical moments each night when I get to see the look of Scribble-approval in your eyes. ALEJANDRO: You have no idea what you’re in for, but I have faith. Have fun and best of luck! MY CLASSMATES AND TEACHERS: First of all, thank you to my studio mates, who I consistently harassed into doing last-minute work

for me. I really do appreciate it, and I hope I wasn’t annoying. And to my teachers, I swear I’ll do more work from now on, and do it on time. PEOPLE’S PLACE, MICRON PENS: Thank you People’s Place for waking me up every morning with your tasty, affordable caffeine and smiling faces. And thank you, Micron, for making the world’s best drawing pen known to illustrators.

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fter almost quitting after my second week, I can’t believe I’ve stayed for three semesters.

My life wouldn’t be the same without 744. This is the most dysfunctional and cracked-out place I think I’ll ever be a part of, and I loved every f**king second of it.

OP: Well, old friend, we’re at the end of our journey. I’m honored to have been able to take you in when you were weak and give you purpose again. We had our difficulties, but we really grew up together. I’m proud of what we accomplished. Never let anyone knock you down or break your spirits — you���re better than that now. I will never forget our time together. Meredith: I don’t think you ever realized how much I looked up to you. From telling me what a nut graf was to teaching me how to write an edit board, you taught me everything I know. I’ve missed you immensely, and I owe you everything for actually giving me a shot. Maria: I probably wouldn’t have stayed if it weren’t for you. Our love of country music and Christmas and our tendency toward panic attacks made us the perfect match. Decorating the porch and singing Christmas carols weren’t quite the same this season. Conor called us annoying, but I think he meant spirited. Kyle: I don’t know how I survived these past two semesters without you. You always knew just what to say during my mental breakdowns. The JoBro picture still hangs proudly above the window… right next to the picture of you, Maria and me. Christmas was a little less merry this year without Snoopy. Luke: 744 hasn’t been the same since you left, and it’s severely lacking in plaid and jorts. You were the only person able to explain my Ghostface shenanigans. Obviously, I’ve always been in love with you, and I’m sure you’ve missed the drunken voicemails. Katie and I may resume them this weekend. Bill: No one asks me for a Start Page tease any more. I miss our snowball fights and pretending to throw your hat out the window. Sorry for chasing you after Battle? I don’t remember, but you’re welcome for the entertaining story. John Travolta. Conor: I didn’t want to say it, but I’ve missed you this semester. No one can quite replace your obnoxious humor. I appreciate your assistance in helping me drink that beer. I’m sure those pictures will go down in D.O. history. Brittney: It was an honor sharing the porch with you. Do I still owe you dinner? Don’t worry, BrOwNiEz this weekend!

Beckie: There’s so much to say. I knew we were meant to be ever since we got into the Villanova game. Sorry again about the column situation, but I’m glad we were able to move past it. No more Kardashians. But Santa’s still real. Thanks for living in an area that saved me from walks of shame, and know I’ll always be there to make sure no one walks in while you sleep under a computer desk. I’m leaving you with what may be the only child I ever have. Take

good care of it. Kathleen: I know I’ve expressed it in drunken rants, but I’d like to reiterate how much I love you. I look forward to many more drunken memories, especially because we’re basically neighbors now. You truly taught me a lot this semester, and you’ve done an amazing job as ME. Thanks for picking up the slack on those teases. ;) Please practice your budget jokes over break. Katie: It was the day that I called you Julia that I knew we’d be friends. It’s been a crazy ride, and I can’t believe the Future’s almost over. You’ve always supported my jokes and drinking habits for which I say, “Let’s shotgun Four Lokos on Friday.” You’ve dick-stomped like no other, and I’m proud of you. Much love. Flash: I was sure we’d never be friends after I accidentally ripped the lightning bolt off your Flash mask and then again when I almost ripped your ear off. My bad. BUT LOOK AT US NOW. We may not be superheroes, but we’re still ruling the world. BBB paper review will forever hold a place in my heart… right next to Kendall. On to the next chapter. JERK. Tony: Thanks for the concussion and telling everyone how I broke a chair. But you’ve always been my fave. You’re welcome for always sharing my food. I’ll make another cake soon, and we can enjoy it with ALL MY FRIENDS. We need to get back to hanging out with the Future more. No concussion this weekend, please. Molly: You will be remembered as the best art director this place has ever had. If it wasn’t for you, I would have slept on the road after Battle, but I think the incident really brought us closer together. I’m going to miss you tons. Please send me Scribbles from Florence.

Becca: Sh*ttt gurrrllll, what it do? You’re the greatest person in the world. I will miss our comical exchanges, spontaneous dance parties and yelling your name every time InDesign freaks out. LuV u GuRl! Susan Kim: My perfect angel of a porch mate, how did you put up with me all semester? I’ll miss ordering food and singing to you. I’m trusting you to continue the magic of the porch. If you ever feel like sliding off the chair and laying on the floor, don’t be ashamed. Gool: I’m anticipating lots of drinking next semester, and I promise not to get you kicked out of any more parties. Fantastic hippie shuffle, but I’m still expecting a Harry Potter sock puppet. Brett: I think our Halloween pictures really reflect our special relationship. Do it for the LULZ, Brett, do it for the lulz. THE FUTURE: Alwayz 1109: Hiiii guys! I know you’re excited to see much more of me next semester. Maybe I’ll finally make that apple pie. Maria: Yea, yea, what would I do without you. But for real, love you betch. Figment: I hate, HATE to admit it, but you were right. Thanks for threatening our friendship so I would take this position. Future Op Editors: Don’t f**k s**t up.

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were definitely the highlight of my evenings. You are so fun to be around. Keep rockin’ as PD. The kangaroo is in the mail.

my life now? How ever will I handle getting a solid eight

hours of sleep every night, eating three square meals a day and having time to study for class? Despite the ulcers this place surely almost caused, I couldn’t imagine spending these past three semesters doing anything other than working at The Daily Orange. But, alas, there comes a time when every little seed must sprout. And it’s time for this little seed to sprout off to Australia. Abe: You still scare me. But to be honest, your scare tactics made me 10 times better as a writer and editor. Beckie: Come-again-cement. AC/Dean-C. You know I love your cheesy macs. These past two semesters have been insane. You were an awesome news editor, and I know you’re going to be an awesome opinion editor, so long as you don’t fall asleep on too many futons. Becca: Buffy sing-alongs when I was late person this year are what kept me from just “Going Through the Motions.” Also, the daily hugs

Bethany: I guess I have you to blame for these past three semesters, seeing as how you’re the first news editor who hired me. Seriously, though, thank you so much for everything. Your guidance last semester and the semester before really helped. Missed you a lot this semester. Even kind of missed being someone’s coffee b***h. Bill: I’m sure you’ll be proud to know the velociraptor is still the background on my computer at work. The newsroom was definitely lacking this semester without you to pump up the funk music and make Kheel puns. Boren: You’re the brother I never really wanted to have. But it has been gouda working with you and b***hing about 405 together. Glad you’re staying on and sacrificing watching basketball. Brett: Oh, Brett, I feel like the fire has gone out of our relationship. Is it because I chose Tony over you at Transition? Or because I bought bagels that you can’t eat for pup food? Or because I keep hitting on Jon Harris? Try not to cry too much when I’m gone. Good luck as sports editor.

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Flash: I respect your unabashed love of comic books. The feature section has been awesome under your leadership. Jon “The Prodigy” Harris: I expect you to live up to your epithet. Please find a topic epic enough to merit your 3,000-word treatment. If anyone working at The D.O. right now can uncover and write about a Watergate-scale scandal at SU, it’s you. Julia: I would kill to write a lede as well as you. Working with you last fall and reading and editing your stories this fall inspire me so much to strive to be a better writer. Katie: You are a great editor in chief. The paper has really flourished this semester under your leadership. Keep kicking ass next semester. And remember to keep doing it all for the lulz. Kathleen: From intrepid SA beat reporter to kick-ass assistant news editor to even more kick-ass managing editor, you’ve been great every step of the way. Newsroom Spring ’10 with you and Beckie was as fun as it was stressful, and I’ve loved working with you. Kelly: Definitely the best designer we have. I was always excited to see you working in the newsroom, however rare an occasion that may have been. Design will definitely be lacking without you next semester. Lauren: I love your enthusiasm and wit. You did a great job building up the opinion section from nothing.

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Dara: You are the farthest thing from washed up. It’s been an absolute pleasure watching you grow from a great writer to a great editor to a great leader. I know you’re going to do an amazing job being news editor next semester. Make sure you keep Boren in line, though.

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Laurence: You’re a great copy editor and a great writer. The one thing you’re lacking: confidence. Know that you’re great and that you’re going to go on to do great things. And try not to get pregnant again.

easier by kicking ass on Beyond the Hill. You’re going to make an awesome assistant news editor. Molly: Scribble is probably my favorite part of the paper. Thanks for always letting me use your office/closet when it came time to do headlines. Mom and Dad: Thanks for being my biggest fans and reading every article I’ve ever written. You guys can stop worrying about me failing out of school now. I survived The D.O. with my GPA relatively intact. Non-D.O. friends: Sorry I could never grab dinner or generally see you at all during the middle of the week. You best believe that’s going to change next year. Tony: Well. You have friends, you have enemies, and then you have me. I’m really going to miss you next semester. Who will throw things at me every night when I’m in Australia? Sara: The last of the fall ’09 news staff left standing. I’m glad you came back to work at the paper. Missed you up in the newsroom, though. You are such a sweet person, and I’m so glad to have worked with you. To everyone who I’ve worked with and couldn’t fit here: I love you all. Thanks for helping to make the past year and a half the best of my life.

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n online predator has been targeting sorority girls at colleges and universities across the southeast, requesting naked pictures from the girls and threatening to commit violence against them, according to an NBC Today Show newscast from Dec 2. Some sorority members at Syracuse University said they do not think such an incident would ever happen at SU, but university officials recommend students assume all online information is public. The predator contacts sorority pledges through a fake Facebook page, appearing to be an older sorority sister who wants to offer advice to the pledges, according to the newscast. The initial contacts by the predator seem harmless but then take a turn for the worst with the picture requests and threats of violence, according to the newscast. There have been about a dozen threats from the sorority predator at five schools so far, according to the NBC newscast. The schools with reported victims are the University of Florida, Florida State University, Auburn University, University of Alabama and Louisiana State University, according to the newscast. Police suspect the predator, who knew the victims’ class schedules and where they lived, to be a man, but police have no idea who is behind the e-mails, according to the newscast. The predator seems to be hitting schools mainly in the southeast, according to the newscast.

Chris Finkle, the communications manager at SU’s Information and Technology Services, said he thinks being involved in greek life, as well as other groups on campus, increases the chance of being victimized on the Internet because identifying as part of a group makes it easier for predators to target victims. “This is fundamentally rooted in the ways in which a student’s associations and memberships are made public on the Internet,” Finkle said. “Either by themselves or by the groups with which they associate, it’s easier to hit something or someone you can see.” Finkle said predators will go where they think they will fi nd the most prey. “For the real sickos out there, the notion of terrorizing a whole group of victims who live together would have the appeal, especially perhaps a group of intelligent and aspiring women,” he said. The SU ITS website has guidelines for students to protect themselves and their information. The guiding principle is to assume all information is public, read by everyone and on the Internet forever, according to the website. “Smart use of the Internet and social media is everyone’s concern and responsibility, whether or not they’re in a sorority or fraternity,” Finkle said. Finkle said to be skeptical and wary of anything or anybody a student encounters on the Internet. Finkle said to not trust e-mails from strangers and to assume everyone is scamming an individual until proven otherwise.

Erica Zimmerman, a sophomore policy studies major involved in greek life at SU, said she is not sure why a predator would choose to target sorority girls. Zimmerman declined to reveal which sorority she belongs to. “I get that he was targeting sorority girls, but I think that might have been an easy way in since he was posing as an older sorority member, but I don’t think that’s a factor,” she said. “I think being a college girl in general, anything can happen to you.” Zimmerman is also unsure as to why the victims thought the predator’s actions were an acceptable form of hazing, she said. Hazing that would ask pledges to send naked pictures is against Panhellenic policy, she said. “My advice is to completely block the social network you belong to,” Zimmerman said. “I block all my photos. I don’t have my cell phone, my e-mail address or my address listed.” Bianca Cortez, the president of Alpha Gamma Delta and a junior civil engineering major, said SU girls are smart and would not make the decision to send photos over the Internet. “It’s disturbing that the victims would send those photos or allow someone to ask for them,” Cortez said. “It’s alarming that the victims would trust someone so much over the Internet.”

Kelsey Hession, a freshman in the Bandier Program for Music and the Entertainment Industries who plans to rush in the spring, said she keeps all her personal information private on Facebook and never accepts friend requests from people she does not personally know. Hession said she thinks pledges can be tricked into schemes like this because they are trying to seek approval of their sisters. Therefore, they would be willing to do things they do not normally do, such as sending nude photos on the Internet, she said. “That’s not something I would ever be comfortable doing,” Hession said. “I would immediately be suspicious of anyone asking me to do those types of things.” medelane@ syr.edu


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the writer of SUCOLitis, a satirical blog about SU’s College of Law. The administration at the law school is continuing its investigation into Audaer for harassment but has not yet charged or presented him with the evidence against him, Audaer said. There have been no advances in the investigation since October, as far as Audaer knows. “Since then — nothing,” Audaer said. “They haven’t done anymore. As far as I know, the investigation is ongoing, but I have yet to receive any sort of decision to prosecute.” Audaer has taken the step to get his own lawyer — Mark Blum, a graduate of SU’s law school who has offered to represent Audaer for free. The two have been working together for about three weeks.

“The people who know me very well, that’s not going to be the first thing they think about when they work with me in 20, 30 years time. The people who don’t know me real well, that’s going to be the first thing that comes to their mind.” Len Audear

Student under investigation for blog

As with any accused person, the presence of the investigation is always in the back of Audaer’s mind, Blum said. What is bothersome is that the law school presumed Audaer guilty without a trail, Blum said. Audaer, a British citizen, has formerly worked in a security branch of the British government. He passed all of the “extremely in-depth background checks,” Audaer said. Now the law school is painting him as a student agitator, he said. “I’m not the person they seem to be trying to package me as,” Audaer said.

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began Nov. 22, but students will not be moved until January, according to the article. Although space was tight, the university would not ignore a student’s unhappy living situation, Simmons said. Students who request to relocate for the spring are placed based on space made available due to cancellations, Miller said. But not all requests can be accommodated, and making a request does not provide any guarantee of a move, she said. There are plans to change housing within the next two semesters, Miller said. The State

“Students remain in the rooms made into lounges. However, there will be a larger number of students leaving for the spring semester.” Sara Miller

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Audaer said he was told in an initial meeting Oct. 18 with Tomas Gonzales, dean of student life, that the original female complainant specifically named him. But Audaer said he has never professed any connection to the blog. The female filed against Audaer after reading a post on SUCOLitis that said she had hooked up with more than one male law school student at the beginning of the semester, Audaer said. The case has also picked up an additional faculty prosecutor. When Blum went to a Dec. 2 meeting with Greg Germain, who has been the faculty prosecutor since the investigation first became known in October, he was introduced to Steven Wechsler as the assistant faculty prosecutor, Blum said. A student representative is usually also included in the investigation process, but Audaer said he believes Wechsler has replaced a student because Audaer is well known throughout the law school. He is personally friends with four of the six students on the judicial board, he said. One of his friends from the board has already been approached and informed that he will have nothing to do with the case, Audaer said. This undermines both the student representative and those who voted for him, believing the representative could do his job impartially, Audaer said. Specifics of the Dec. 2 meeting could not be discussed because they related to the investigation, Blum said. But he did speak to Wechsler and Germain about the harm the investigation was doing and could potentially do to Audaer. If Audaer is charged, he will have to disclose it whenever he applies for admission to any state board, Blum said. Additionally, Audaer could graduate from law school and pass the bar but will still need to be approved by the character and fitness committee. Blum said a charge could mean Audaer is denied admission. “If he’s even charged, his law degree will be worthless,” Blum said. “And what they’re basically doing is stealing his money because they’re giving him a degree that he’ll never be able to put to use as a practicing attorney.” Blum said he is working on trying to resolve the issue with Germain and Wechsler. Neither Germain nor Wechsler would comment on the investigation. “I cannot discuss my investigation because, as the faculty prosecutor, my investigation is confidential to protect student privacy rights,”

University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry began building its own residence hall, Centennial Hall, in September. With ESF building its own facility, there will be more space available for SU students in the Skyhalls, where some ESF students are currently housed, Miller said. Other plans to improve housing are in the early stages of discussion, Miller said. More details will be formulated by the start of spring semester, she said. Alli Streeter, a freshman interior design major, found out she would be living on the third floor of Marion in a lounge converted into a triple two weeks before school began. “I like my roommates, unlike other people,” Streeter said. She said this makes the living situation easier, although she has heard of another triple in her building that is not doing as well. Streeter did have a complaint about the lack of outlets in the converted lounge space. Streeter said she enjoys living in a lounge converted into a triple and would choose to live the same way if asked to do it again. Said Streeter: “If I knew that I would like my roommates this much, then yes.” geclarke@syr.edu dkmcbrid@syr.edu

Germain said in e-mail. However, Germain previously commented on the issue in an Oct. 20 article in the American Bar Association Journal. Germain said, in the article, that he believes the blog was created in bad taste. “I also think that students who make anonymous blog posts to ridicule and embarrass other students deserve the enmity of the community,” Germain said in the article. “In my opinion, immature, cowardly bullying should be strongly condemned, especially in a professional school where we have a responsibility to train students to be lawyers who must demonstrate a high standard of honesty, integrity, fairness, confidentiality and judgment.” But Germain emphasized in the article that he has no plans to charge a student for a violation of the student code or for bad taste. He can only make a charge if he believes bad judgment has crossed the line and has become harassment, he said. Should he decide to prosecute, Germain said an independent faculty hearing panel will hear the case. Audaer is being investigated for harassment based on technological and circumstantial evidence from writing style, Blum said. But defining the blog as harassment is difficult, Blum said, because there is no definition of harassment in the student code for the law school. Even if the traditional definition of harassment is applied, Blum said he doubts the law school will have a basis to charge. Blum used the example of one person repeatedly calling and bothering another. If the person complains and the caller stops, there is no harassment. But as far as he knows, no complaints asking the writers to stop were filed with the blog. Blum said he has been in contact with the people behind SUCOLitis. He would not disclose how he came in contact with them. Although Blum said he believes the law school lacks basis for filing a charge, he has not been given the documents or specifics against Audaer. Germain and Wechsler said he could receive this information if he signed a waiver saying he would not release the information, which Blum said he will not do. Germain and Wechsler are not the only ones at the law school who are tight-lipped about the proceedings. Following a request to interview Dean Hannah Arterian, Jaclyn Grosso, director of communications and media relations

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to the report. Martha Garcia-Murillo, chair of the Budget and Fiscal Affairs Committee, presented her committee’s report. Topics included the financial health of departments under the current Responsibility Center Management fiscal system, which was adopted in 2006. This fall’s freshman enrollment landed 162 more students than the goal of 3,300 freshmen. But only 297 students transferred to SU, lower than the 328 expected. This all resulted in a net gain of $7.5 million above budget in undergraduate tuition, according to the report. Kwasnik, from the iSchool, presented a report from the Committee on Curricula, including a new minor in sport hospitality and event management in the College of Human Ecology. The report also details a proposed dual-degree program, which would award a Juris Doctor and a master’s degree in computer science. The senators also spent part of the meeting in closed session to discuss honorary degrees. After the closed portion, the Senate

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at the law school, said in an e-mail that the administration at the law school could not comment because the matter is under investigation. Blum said he believes Arterian and potentially Chancellor Nancy Cantor could be involved in the investigation because of the attention that has been given to the case. Blum and Audaer agreed they felt the investigation reflected a growing trend of the university becoming more involved with the private lives of students. “My conversations with them lead me to believe that there’s orders coming from above to prosecute this case,” Blum said. “Whether they do or don’t, I don’t know. We’re still talking, trying to see if we can resolve this without a prosecution because, unlike any other student anywhere else in the university, a law student is in a precarious position.” The chancellor is not involved in the matter because it is a matter within the law school, said Kevin Quinn, SU senior vice president of public affairs, in an e-mail. Several students in the law school filed complaints about the site, Quinn said. Audaer said he was told by Gonzales that the issue would only take a few weeks to resolve, but Audaer said he does not expect the issue to be over before Winter Break. No matter the outcome, Audaer said the experience will always follow him because people will remember he was accused. “The people who know me very well, that’s not going to be the first thing they think about when they work with me in 20, 30 years time,” Audaer said. “The people who don’t know me real well, that’s going to be the first thing that comes to their mind.” dkmcbrid@ syr.edu

what is SUCOLitis? The WordPress blog began publishing online at the beginning of October. A group of second- and third-year law students write on the website with the goal of entertaining those in SU’s College of Law, according to the blog. The blog went private Oct. 20. A disclaimer on the blog states it is a satirical publication, not a news blog, and no actual news stories appear on the site.

“If we had a rule against unpaid internships, none of our library students would get internships.” Barbara Kwasnik

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carried a motion related to the time period that candidates are eligible for honorary degrees. Right now, candidates who are approved for honorary degrees have two years for the chancellor to actually select them to receive one. The motion extends that eligibility period to four years for current and future candidates. Other items included: • Approval of minutes from November’s Senate session • Jonathan Massey announced that Kelly Szott, a fourth-year doctoral student in sociology, won the election for a spot on the Agenda Committee and has started to attend meetings. shmelike@ syr.edu


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their remaining supplies. But Four Loko may fi nd its way back onto store shelves with different ingredients, even as students and business owners expect many to stock up on the dwindling cases in its current form. The drink has sparked national controversy, with the Food and Drug Administration warning that the beverage’s mix of alcohol and caffeine masks the ability of people to realize how drunk they really are. One 23.5-ounce can holds the equivalent of three beers — 12 percent alcohol by volume — and three cups of coffee. The move to clear Four Loko from the state’s beverage distributors’ shelves stems from a Nov. 14 agreement, in which the company that produces Four Loko, Phusion Projects, told the New York State Liquor Authority it would stop shipping Four Loko and other alcoholic caffeinated drinks to the state by Nov. 19. Phusion Projects has pledged Four Loko will return without the caffeine ingredients. The company must receive brand label approval from the State Liquor Authority to bring the reformulated product to New York, said Bill Crowley, a spokesman for the authority. Phusion Projects has not submitted an application to undergo the approval process, which takes about a week, Crowley said. “They would likely be approved,� he said. Four Loko remains available in some Syracuse stores, and Phusion Projects expects to clear retail shelves nationwide of its current caffeinated drink by Dec. 13. Five rows of Four Loko stacked nearly six cases high tower above the cashier’s desk at Student’s Choice Market on Marshall Street.

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The store received 90 cases three weeks ago and 100 cases the following week, when its beverage distributor, Onondaga Beverage Corporation, stopped shipping Four Loko, storeowner Maurice Krohl said. One girl walked into Krohl’s store and said she was having a going-away party for Four Loko when the state announced its plans in November to rid beverage distributors of the drink, Krohl said. Students are buying Four Loko for the price, even though they say it tastes terrible, he said. At his store, a can costs $4.50, and a 12-can case costs $50. As cheap as they may be, Krohl rakes in nearly $2,000 per week selling 40 to 50 cases. “That’s the only reason they drink it: because it’s cheap,� Krohl said. “It’s a cheap high.� He expects his remaining cases will not vanish until the end of the semester or the first week of school after Winter Break, he said. More students are now buying cases instead of the individual cans, Krohl said. “When they start fi nding out it’s hard to get, they’ll start buying more than one or two cans,� he said. The problem with Four Loko is people don’t think, and they mix hard liquor with it, said Betty Gonzalez, a daytime cashier at Student’s Choice Market. She tried half a can of Four Loko and decided it tastes nasty, she said. “I’d rather do a whole bottle of tequila before I do another one of them,� she said. But that isn’t stopping students from stocking up on the drink. Graby’s Mini Mart on Westcott Street ran out of Four Loko two weeks ago, after selling at least 20 cases per week, said Moe Althour, who works the front counter at the store. Students have still come in for the drink and asked if the place would receive more, he said.

“It’s more dangerous for you than good for you,� he said. The edgy, colorful image of Four Loko attracts college students and makes it a special item to them, so it is natural to stock up on the drink, said Kyu Lee, a Syracuse University professor of marketing. The removal of Four Loko on store shelves could signal both a crisis and an opportunity for its producer, Lee said. Many students will temporarily feel sorry about the loss and move on to another product, but Four Loko could still remain very popular if it returns without caffeine as planned, he said. “What the company has to do is they have to make sure that this new product is not being viewed as a patched-up, watered-down Four Loko,� Lee said. “So you’ll have to deliver the same amount of excitement, but my guess is that it’ll have to be very different.� Until Four Loko returns to the shelves in a new form, a minority of drinkers could try to make a profit by purchasing and then selling the drink themselves, Lee said. Ben Cohen, a junior information studies and finance major, also said he thinks some students will try to sell the drink for $5 to others. But he considered it more of a pregame drink than a party drink, he said. “I’ve really only consumed one, otherwise it’s too much,� Cohen said. Casey Lundberg, a senior finance major, saw many stores recently selling Four Loko in cases and students purchasing them, he said. He drank his “fair share� of Four Lokos to pregame, though not usually more than one before going out, he said. “It’s the most efficient pregame possible, bang-for-your-buck-wise,� Lundberg said. But he understands why Four Loko is being

removed from the shelves, as he has witnessed people black out from it, he said. “It’s a s***y beverage. It does not taste good,� he said. “And if anybody tells you it does, they’re lying.� mcboren@syr.edu

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Phusion Projects agrees to stop shipping Four Loko and other alcoholic caffeinated drinks to the state by Nov. 19

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issues warning letters to Phusion Projects and three other companies that produce malt liquor beverages, calling the caffeine in the drinks an unsafe food additive, and says seizure of the beverages is possible

Nov. 19

Phusion Projects stops shipments of Four Loko to New York state

Week of Nov. 20

Graby’s Mini Mart on Westcott Street runs out of Four Loko after selling at least 20 cases per week

Dec. 10

Beverage distributors in New York state must have Four Loko cleared from their shelves

Dec. 13

Phusion Projects expects to have retail shelves cleared nationwide of Four Loko

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t this point in the semester, the average party just won’t cut it. The CEOs and corporate hoes theme? Bland. “Free Weezy” parties? C’mon man, get with the times. It’s the holiday season, and you need to step your game up for it. With more than two feet of snow on the ground and temperatures well below freezing, it’s going to take more than a keg or two to get your friends outside and into your attic (which, by the way, probably needs a space heater). For your end-of-the-semester celebrations, pass the less-than-festive cases of beer and contrived Jell-O shots. There are plenty of ways you can class up your holiday party without the use of ugly sweaters (although those are still highly recommended). Try these holiday-themed drinks at your next gathering of like-minded individuals (and their 99 friends), and your party may be the greatest gift they’ll receive this year.

The Christmas shot Though it isn’t very high in alcohol, the Christmas-themed shot is the most perfect drink to shoot back. The best part is that if you spill some on your Christmas sweater, it will blend

in perfectly. • 1 ounce crème de menthe • 1 ounce grenadine • Whipped cream Pour the grenadine into a 2-ounce shot glass. Take a spoon and pour the crème de menthe over the spoon slowly, so the grenadine and liqueur remain separated. If you’re in the zone, you can take the shot and spray the whipped cream into your mouth. Or just top the shot with whipped cream for a classier version.

Gingerbread This creamy drink is easy to chug down, but it will leave you feeling a little more like Santa Claus (aka it’s not water, like the Keystone you’re normally drinking). The coolest aspect of this drink is that it can be just as much dressed up as you are. Even your drinks need the holiday spirit. • 1 ounce butterscotch schnapps • 1 ounce Irish cream (no need to buy Bailey’s — all of them taste the same) • 1 ounce Goldschlager cinnamon schnapps Pour each liquid into a small martini shaker filled with ice. Shake well and pour it (ice included) into a rocks glass. Wet the rim with Irish cream and dip it in brown sugar. Garnish the drink with a sugar

Before the semester’s over, make any party festive with these seasonal drinks

cookie rested on the lip of the glass, like you would an orange. Serve.

Candy apple martini Sweets are a staple of the holidays. And just because apple-picking season passed a few months ago doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a taste of the fall. This isn’t your typical apple martini, however — even with the sour apple schnapps, it has a sweet taste. This might have the most sugary taste of all the drinks, but if you enjoy the taste more than you do the burn, this is the perfect drink. • 1/2 ounce butterscotch schnapps • 2 ounces vodka • 2 ounces sour apple schnapps • 2 ounces cranberry juice Pour everything into a martini shaker filled with ice, then shake. Strain the mix into a chilled martini glass (you might want to go with a plastic one to be safe, if you’re going to have a few). Serve.

Fuzzy melon Consider this Christmas in July. The drink won’t warm you up, nor does it feel festive, but who can resist a bright green drink? The fuzzy melon will certainly catch someone’s

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the exercise science department in the School of Education but is open to students with any major. Course options include ballet, western dance, African dance, motor behavior, nutrition and anatomy. “No matter where you are on campus,” Osterhout said. “Suppose in your heart, you’ve always been a dancer. You used to dance all through high school, and when you got to college, you’re focusing on your academics. Now you can redo your dance. It’s amazing.” Kairys, a junior physical education major, said she plans to declare the dance minor. She started to dance in kindergarten for fun at low-key studios in Geneva, N.Y. She danced up through her senior year of high school but stopped when she got to college. When she found out last year that the dance minor might be a possibility, she started classes again. “I definitely think there’s a lot of people, like me, who used to dance,” she said. “And once you come to college, it’s so competitive to be on the dance team or DanceWorks or something. And you give up, and you don’t have enough time or commitment. But if you can minor in it and actually focus on it, then you can dance again, which is what I love about it.” So far she’s taken jazz, choreography, motor development and two anatomy courses. Kairys said she hopes a dance minor will make her more marketable when competing for physical education jobs. Williams, a senior English and textual studies major, will now graduate with minors in theater and dance. She started setting up for a dance minor when she heard about the possibility her sophomore year.

She attended a middle school for the arts in the Bronx, where she auditioned and got in for vocal. But the school made its students try each art form before they decided on one to study, so she had to take a quarter of dance. “I didn’t like it because I had a Russian-style teacher. She smacked my legs with rulers when I got it wrong. And that’s why I never wanted to do ballet. I said, ‘Dancing is not for me.’ And I stuck with vocal,” Williams laughed. After that quarter in middle school, she did not dance again until a ballet course her sophomore year at SU. She said she thinks she will enjoy the minor because it makes students explore other types of dance, not just the forms in their comfort zones. To Williams, it’s about expression. “I can see myself progress over time. And it’s more about me practicing and not worrying about what everyone else is doing. It’s focusing on me getting better,” she said. “In acting, you always want to be the better actor. And in dance, it’s not like that. You want to be the best dancer you can be. And that’s the difference.” shmelike@syr.edu

WHAT IS THE DANCE MINOR? The School of Education’s exercise science department will offer a dance minor starting spring 2011. Although in the education school, the minor is open to students in any major. There are six course options: ballet, African dance, motor behavior, western dance, nutrition and anatomy. The dance minor requires 22 credits.


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hether they function as stocking stuffers or the centerpiece of any holiday haul, DVDs make terrific gifts for just about anyone. One of the most personal gifts to give without setting foot in a jewelry store or a Build-A-Bear workshop, a DVD demonstrates that you understand the recipient’s taste and gives you a great opportunity to watch the gift with him or her. Even in a relatively weak pool of holiday releases, there are classics of all kinds to be had. This gift-giving season is highlighted by a slew of meticulously-restored classics and highdefinition hits, the best of which should not go unconsidered, especially if you are the recipient’s movie guest of choice.

For the parents: “Lost In Translation” (2003; RELEASED NOV. 7, BLU-RAY; $26.98)

Sofia Coppola’s somber depiction of Tokyo might not make for the most brilliant Blu-ray, but the greatnes greatness of the film itself should compensate. Bill Murray gives the performance of his career as an aging actor, and Scarlett Johansson shines as his companion in culture shock, the unlikely duo forming one of the most memorable relationships of the last decade in film. The Blu-ray treatment might not yield any new pleasures, but any excuse to get Coppola’s masterpiece back on the market is a good one.

For the film buff: “The Night of the Hunter” (1955; RELEASED NOV. 16; $39.95)

Academy Award-winning actor Charles Laughton only directed one film in his life. It was such a critical and commercial failure that he was never offered another job in the director’s chair. That’s a real shame, considering his great fa failure, the thriller “The Night of the Hunter,” is now recognized as one of the most beautiful, haunting and influential films ever made. A mash-up of German expressionism, film noir and fairy tales, the film was recently restored and released by the Criterion Collection with the year’s best special features.

Find the perfect movie to satisfy anyone’s wish list

For the friend with the big screen: “Inception” (2010; RELEASED DEC. 7, BLU-RAY; $35.99)

Christopher Nolan’s overrated but immensely entertaining brainteaser should remind audiences why Blu-ray is praised for sound quality and picture. Appreciate “Inception” for its surprising wealth of memorable imagery, and allow yourself to be overwhelmed by Hans Zimmer’s thunderous score, which is deeply affecting without being manipulative. Nolan’s incredibly ambitious web of dreams is the rare action movie that exercises its potential as a cinematic spectacle with dramatic weight.

For the action junkie: “Hard Boiled” (1992; RELEASES DEC. 14, BLU-RAY; $19.97)

Every once in a while it’s good to ask, “Where would we be without John Woo?” The maestro of mayhem, who’s directed American classics such as “Hard Target” (1993) and “Face/Off” (1997), is still best remembered for his insanely riveting “Hard Boiled.” Released 18 years ago but no less explosive, “Hard Boiled” revolutionized the technique of the protagonist shooting two guns at once while sliding down a banister, and it just about reinvented the action movie. In the film’s brilliant final act, the hero, a cop named Tequila (Yun-Fat Chow), attempts to prevent a large gang from blowing up a hospital, all while holding a baby in his arms.

For the more adventurous: “Exit Through the Gift Shop” (2010; RELEASES DEC. 14; $29.99)

Banksy’s first foray into filmmaking is either the best documentary of the young decade or the greatest film hoax in memory. Either way, Banksy’s occasionally hilarious and always-fascinating study of creative tagging and the mass manufacturing of pop art are downright astonishing. There is a great debate concerning the film’s authorship — critics assume the documentary is not actually a documentary — which, in turn, has caused a debate concerning the nature of art. Leave it to the art world’s most secretive figure to bring the ridiculousness of how art is positioned in American culture to light. smlittma@syr.edu

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never wanted to be a journalist growing up. Now I do. So industry, you can either thank or hate

the following people who helped make it possible… Kelly: Ah, the inspiration. You gave me the confidence to dream big through Jay-Z quotes and epic dance parties. I would not have made it without your constant encouragement and general insanity. And just to settle the debate, if anyone “made Flash,” it was most certainly you. Brittney: Bob Thompson nerds unite! Though it seems like a lifetime ago, it was a blast working with you in the feature section last year. I’m sad to see you go so early, but I know you’re off to bigger and better things. When I’m looking for a job at New York Magazine next year, I’ll know who to call! Abe: My D.O. stepdad (trust me, people, it’s not as weird as it seems). From the moment you straddled that candy cane, I knew you were the man. All the phallic-related jokes have been a blast, and now that we have more time, we should hang out a lot more. Conor: It was an honor to be head editor with you. You were one of my biggest role models, showing me not only how to run a section but also how to impersonate Katie McInerney via text messaging. Meredith: You set a high standard and pushed me to be the responsible reporter, writer and editor I am today. I cannot thank you enough for the guidance you’ve provided me, and I’m glad to say you’ve gone from big, scary boss to great friend. If I’m at

The Star-Ledger this summer, you better be my mentor! Bill: Ah, Bill the Brave! With whom else can the noble Flash lay down his hammer and recite the might word “Khaaaaaaaan!” Always would I follow thee into battle against Loki and his wicked frost giants! ALJ: The most hog-wild man I know. You worked like a dog at work this semester, and I really respect you for that. I think I might have beaten you for attendance in Grimes’ class, though… Sara: Thank you for being such a dependable, hardworking team player. Just remember to “Freeze well!” next semester, and they’ll never send you to “the cooler.” Elora: It was great watching you grow as a writer and reporter this semester. Keep practicing, and you’ll be an all-star in no time. Thanks for taking assignments at the last minute. Colleen: Though you’re just getting started, I can already tell you have great ambition. Keep that motivation up, and you’ll be running the section in no time. Aaron: C’mon, Pig! You don’t know how nice it was to have another guy in the section (sorry, girls). I know I didn’t hand out many compliments this semester, but I’m really proud of your progress as an editor and a writer. Your determination to improve and always give your best will take you far in life. Well, as far as public relations will take you (Journalism-1, PR-0). Carly: You down for another Piersol/ Steinbeiser production next semester? Give me a call, and we’ll shut it down like we

always do. Kathleen (Roan): I’m really glad we became good friends this year, even if you’re the most monotone pal I’ve had. You taught me how to embrace my chest hair and proudly show it to the world. No small task. It’ll be weird not seeing you all the time next semester, but if I have a box of Cheez-Its that’s just too big to handle, I’ll know who to call. Lauren: Hey remember that time we — oh wait, of course you don’t, you were too drunk. All tomfoolery aside, we’ve made Kendall proud for three semesters, and I’m excited by how we can impress him next semester. CRS or bust! Tony: Artonius, hope you like extra mayo. It’s been awesome growing as a writer and as a reporter step by step with you. Every time you turned in something great, it always pushed me to do better, and for that, I owe you a lot. Brett: Well, here’s one person I won’t miss… Nah, just kidding. You’re a fantastic writer, and just like Tony, your work always inspires me to step my game up. Good luck with the section next year, and try not to microwave your coffee every 45 seconds. Beckie: My favorite futon-dweller. I wish I could write this in Arabic, but you’ll have to deal with the lessthan-beautiful English language. As a member of Team Future, it was awesome working side by side with you and getting some news/feature co-productions in the paper. Enjoy being “less important” next semester — you deserve the breather. Molly: If anyone gets team MVP this semester, it’s you. Seriously, though, your Scribbles were the highlight of

the entire paper, more times than I care to admit. The Paper Review Crew and I will greatly miss your presence next semester. Katie: Ugh, what am I supposed to write about YOU? The fact that you’ve been my closest friend since we started? Nah, that won’t do. Maybe I should mention the fact that I’m going to miss you so much, I’ll write health pages just so I can stop by and see you? Eh, not too big on that, either. So how about this: Because of you, I was able to give the middle finger to you-know-who. Now that’s love. Jenny: Behind every great Flash, there is a Lady Flash. I would have lost my marbles a long time ago if it weren’t for your constant love and support. You’re the best gal pal any super speedster could ask for, and I love you more (I can’t believe I’m saying this) than comic books. Andy: You putting up with my three-semester disappearance proves why you’re still my best friend. Hope you’re ready to party!


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Winter Break Craft Beer Essentials Many Syracuse University students have White Ale permanent homes in the Northeast. But just because students are leaving Syracuse doesn’t mean they have to miss out on great beer. Student can find many microbrews while at home with relative ease and low cost. A common misconception is that microbreweries that distribute regionally or even nationally hold a larger market share than other breweries. While that is partly true, microbreweries in the United States only hold 5 percent of the entire domestic beer market share, with the rest going to InBev (Anheuser-Busch), MillerCoors and breweries they own around the world, such as Blue Moon, Stella Artois, Labatt and Keystone, among others. But the following brews show there is hope for those who support smaller breweries.

Yuengling Traditional Lager

Yuengling Brewery, Pottsville, Pa., and Tampa, Fla. Style: American Amber Lager

Samuel Adams (Boston Beer Co.), Boston, Mass. Style: Witbier (Wheat beer) ABV: 5.2 percent Rating: 4.5/5

For the whole party If you like Blue Moon but want to try something new, White Ale tops it by far. With a lovely aroma of citrusy lemon zest and mild wheat, this beer pours an orange color. On first taste, the drinker gets more citrus with some sweetness on the finish. The beer’s medium-high carbonation sets this apart from other winter brews. Give it a try if you are bored with your other mass-produced wheat beers.

Vanilla Stout

Saranac (Matt Brewing Co.), Utica, N.Y. ABV: 4.8 percent

ABV: 4.4 percent

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Rating: 4/5

Available throughout the Northeast, this light American lager trumps all others in the category. It actually looks, smells and tastes like real beer. The smell is extremely mild, but corn and malt can be picked out with a good nose. It tastes light, crisp and smooth. With its low price, you can buy a lot without throwing too much money down. Plus, it gets the job done without making you feel like you drank water.

eye. But be careful, its sweetness hides the fact that it can catch up with you… quickly. • 1 ounce Midori • 1 ounce peach schnapps • 2 ounces vodka • Splash orange juice Mix the Midori, peach schnapps and vodka in a martini shaker and pour over ice. Put a splash of orange juice over the top. Serve.

A lower alcohol stout for the entry-level heavy beer drinkers, Vanilla Stout pours an intimidating dark brown or black color. The stout smells of dark chocolate, espresso and mild vanilla with a burnt nuttiness. The medium-bodied, medium-high carbonation stout boasts a prominent nutty taste. The vanilla is more subtle than expected, and the flavor profile changes a little too drastically from start to finish. Overall, this is a more tame stout with a lower alcohol percentage and will do the style justice for those just getting into winter beers. — Compiled by Lucas Sacks, staff writer, ldsacks@syr.edu

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colors (well, we could call them flavors, but after a while, it all tastes the same). So try a champagne punch for your next gathering. This one is easy and relatively high in alcohol content, which is what your guests are probably looking for anyway. • Bottles of Andre • Cranberry-flavored vodka • Dried cranberries Combine the Andre and vodka in a large punch bowl. Use about five to six shots for each bottle of Andre (each bottle has four servings). Ladle out the punch into champagne flutes, and drop in two or three cranberries. The bubbles from the champagne will cause the cranberries to float up and down as you drink. It’s as fun to watch as it is to consume. knmciner@ syr.edu


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Crashing net for rebounds recent key on offense for SU By Andrew Tredinnick STAFF WRITER

The act of crashing the net symbolizes Paul Flanagan’s Syracuse ice hockey team. And the scene of the team’s leading scorer, Isabel Menard, doing just that is one of many. The success that has been generated in similar situations has created a new mindset for the players as well. “I think I should be doing that more,” said Menard, a sophomore forward. “Anybody that takes a shot, I will just crash. I know last year I didn’t do that enough, but this year I’m trying to focus on that a little bit more.” On that play, Menard skated from the right side of the ice into the attacking zone and sent a wrist shot toward the net. The puck was blocked, but with three Syracuse players surrounding the net, the puck crossed the goal line seconds later. Just another rebound goal sent home by Megan Skelly. The red light turned on, and the offensive onslaught continued. The Orange caught fire this weekend and kept Wayne State’s goalkeeper Delayne Brian busy in the process. SU (8-7-2) has a good chance to extend its two-game winning streak against Princeton (4-10-1) in a two-game series this weekend. And the Orange will still be clawing for those rebound goals that have been there all season. This year, when Menard enters the offensive zone, she has one objective in mind.

“Get the puck toward the net and generate a rebound,” she said. With a monthlong break on the horizon, Flanagan sees a successful weekend as added motivation for SU at the halfway mark of the season. “We have a real good opportunity to play a real good team down at Princeton and finish up the semester in a real good way,” Flanagan said. “Hopefully all our energy is used to get ready for that game and final exams.” The Tigers may provide the Orange an opportunity to end the first half of the season on the right foot. Syracuse’s offense has been able to create numerous scoring chances in its last five games, meaning the opportunities to come away victorious are there. Now teams need to be weary of how the puck is coming off of any Syracuse player’s stick. Last weekend’s goals came following slap shots and wrist shots or simply anything fired on net. Anything that would create a rebound. When the Orange generated enough shots on goal, it led to greater scoring opportunities. The Orange scored three of its five goals during Saturday’s contest with the Warriors off rebounds. SU players are beginning to understand the rewards that can come from crashing the net. For the Orange, this weekend’s series may be one of its best opportunities to get wins away from the Tennity Ice Pavilion this season. With six of the team’s nine games on the road

keith edelman | staff photographer ISABEL MENARD and Syracuse will take on Princeton in a two-game set this weekend. The series with Princeton will be the Orange’s last games until it plays Colgate Jan. 4. in the month of January, Flanagan hopes his team will make the most of this opportunity. “I think we feel that we need to win all of our points at home and steal some on the road if we want to position ourselves to be a high seed in the playoffs,” Flanagan said. “One of our goals is to get back to that championship game.” SU may be playing Princeton at just the right time. The Tigers have given up 14 goals in their last five games. The recent offensive success of the Orange could carry the team successfully into break. Following Saturday’s victory against Wayne State, Skelly acknowledged that sweeps are important confidence builders for the rest of

the season. Especially heading into the team’s heavily-concentrated conference schedule following break. “Our goal at the beginning of the year was to get to that CHA conference final,” Skelly said. “This should instill some confidence in the team that we are a great team and we can win.” The Princeton series presents a big chance for the Orange — as long as it continues to play its crashing style of hockey. “It would be really nice to finish up with a sweep,” Flanagan said. “And come back here in January, re-energized with a good record to start off the new semester.” adtredin@syr.edu

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ne thing I know about my time at The Daily Orange is that it is not about me. It never has been.

So while I find this to be self-serving, I do appreciate having this tiny space to show my appreciation to the cast of characters that have shaped my time at The D.O.

Berman: Though we never had a chance to work with each other, I’ve enjoyed our association over the past year. You’re hard on me at times, and I’m grateful for that. Gelb: You were the first guy I ever met at The D.O, and even now, years later, I still call you for advice. Thanks for answering when I do. Schonbrun: You’ve always been genuine and real with me. Thanks for showing me how to be a better writer. And yes, I will definitely look you up next time I’m in the city. Andy: Though we still don’t know each other all that well, you’ve really influenced my writing. You’ve helped me to never be satisfied. Levin: Keep in touch. I’ll be bugging you for years to come, I’m sure. Kyle: You’ve been more influential than you know. You were the first one who really made me believe I could be a half-decent writer. Bonner: Glad you’re still close by to draw a line in sand. Tyler: Thanks for always being there, giving me someone to talk to. You’ve been a mentor and close friend. Who would have thought a Bears fan and a Packers fan could get along so well? I appreciate your never-ending support.

semesters and five beats we’ve shared. The best is yet to come for you. Thanks for all the taxing hours you put in. The ride isn’t over quite yet. Brett: The section is yours. I hope I was able to show you some things that worked. I look forward to a few more road trips together with you and Zielger. Thanks for all the hard work you put in. You’ll do a fine job carrying on the legacy. Cohen: Hard to believe where you are in your progression in such a short time. It’s all about TCB, isn’t it? It’s too bad we never shared a beat together; that could’ve been fun. We’ll play some ball next semester. Cooper: You’ve been a nice addition to the staff, and I’m glad I was the guy who first hired you. Thanks for the occasionally long nights you put in. It’ll pay off. Leach: Glad we’ve kept in touch. Looking forward to seeing you out there doing your thing. Katie: You’re one of the most talented and hardworking people at The D.O. I know you had high expectations for us, and I can only hope we didn’t disappoint. Thanks for trusting me when I may not have always given you a reason to. Kathleen: Monotone Rone. What’s that other nickname, again? You are the perfect complement to Katie, and visa versa. Thanks for listening and understanding our point of view this semester. Becca: It was great to have someone in the office with your personality. You’re pretty awesome, even if you do leave borderline creepy messages on my voicemail. Flash: You’ll be missed at the house, but you know that. I’ll miss the banter each night, as well as sitting next to you in Grimes’ class.

Meredith: You’ve been one of my biggest advocates over the past year, and I appreciate that more than you know. Few people have ever worked as hard as you at The D.O., and I’m glad that it has begun to pay off.

Lauren: I’ll leave the Coney Island chair incident out of this. The porch will not be the same without you, that’s safe to say. Thanks for always bringing the party.

Ehalt: Your antics always keep me laughing. Seriously, though, you’re a good guy to have around, and I appreciate all you’ve done for me.

Ginger: Thanks for being such a good sport this semester. We had some fun at your expense, and in hindsight, I feel a little bad about it.

Jared: I probably wouldn’t be writing this if you hadn’t given me my first job at The D.O. It’s no secret that you’ve been influential throughout my time here and that you’ve been a close friend and mentor. Thanks for everything.

Michelle: Through the good times and bad, I always knew I had your support. That’s probably what got me through the all-nighters and

Conor: It wasn’t the same this semester without you here to keep us entertained. Most of the good times I had here at The D.O. involve you in some way. Thanks for trusting me to do this job and for showing me a thing or two along the way. Tony: We did it, man. Hard to believe all the hours we’ve spent together over the last three

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lost weekends. You’ve known I wanted to do this for a long time, and I couldn’t have done it without you. Mom and Dad: When all I would read were sports books growing up, you had to know it would lead to this career path. You’ve always tried to be there for whatever I need, and I’m grateful for that. Thanks for letting me live the dream. Everybody else: As you can see, I’ve run out of space. Thanks to all the readers and to everyone who has been a part of this experience. You know who you are.

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Instead, the Big East selected Louisville’s Charlie Strong and Connecticut’s Randy Edsall as co-Coaches of the Year Wednesday, the conference announced in a release. Marrone finished third behind his two counterparts. The accomplishments of Marrone’s second season are well established by now. He took a team that went 4-8 in his first season to a bowl game for the first time since 2004. The bowl game will take place in Yankee Stadium on Dec. 30, when the Orange will take on Kansas State in the Pinstripe Bowl. This season is also Syracuse’s first winning season since 2001. Marrone’s SU team won four Big East road games for the fi rst time ever. However, the Orange also did not win a conference home game. Led by Marrone, Syracuse beat West Virginia and Cincinnati on the road. They were SU’s first victories over those opponents in five seasons for each. SU also beat South Florida for the first time in the history of the two team’s matchups. Syracuse was predicted to finish seventh in the conference in the preseason Big East media poll. The Orange finished fourth. Through bumps and bruises along the way, Edsall led UConn to end where it wasn’t predicted to be at the start of the season — at the top of the Big East. The Huskies received just one first-place vote in the Big East preseason poll and were picked to finish fourth. Those predictions were warranted for the team’s first seven games. Connecticut was 3-4 and stuck in the middle of the conference. But the Huskies beat Pittsburgh and went on to win

their remaining five games, including a 26-3 win over Syracuse on Nov. 20. UConn will represent the Big East in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. Strong represents much of the same turnaround Marrone brought to Syracuse. But Strong did so in his first year, improving a team that won two games total in the Big East for the past two seasons and was picked to finish last this season. But the Cardinals finished 6-6, and they will go to a bowl for the first time since 2006 — the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl. Louisville also was triumphant over Syracuse this season, beating the Orange 28-20 in the Dome on Nov. 6.

Seven SU players earn Big East honors SU senior Doug Hogue was named to the All-Big East first team on Wednesday. Six other Orange players earned second-team honors. Hogue was second on the team with 89 tackles on the season, including an SU-high 9.5 tackles for loss. He also recorded three sacks and two interceptions and blocked a kick. He was the leader in the middle of a Syracuse defense that ranked fi fth in the nation in total defense under defensive coordinator Scott Shafer. The six players making the conference’s second team were senior running back Delone Carter, senior linebacker Derrell Smith, junior defensive end Chandler Jones, redshirt freshman left tackle Justin Pugh, freshman kicker Ross Krautman and senior punter Rob Long. Syracuse’s athletic department announced earlier this week that Long would miss the Pinstripe Bowl to have surgery on a benign brain tumor. The seven All-Big East selections are the most for the Orange since 2004. bplogiur@syr.edu


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Family guy Basketball roots run deep for Syracuse signee Carter-Williams By Zuri Irvin

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ichael Carter-Williams is very much the coach on the floor for St. Andrew’s (R.I.) School. A life surrounded by everything basketball will do that to any high schooler. But Carter-Williams isn’t any other high school basketball player. Far from it. CarterWilliams is the closest thing to a regal Rhode Island basketball product the state has ever seen. The 2011 Syracuse basketball signee is the No. 8-ranked shooting guard in the country, according to Scout.com. His ranking, though, doesn’t tell his story. His New England basketball lineage does. From his father to his mother to his stepfather. The places and high schools each has attended combined to foreshadow Carter-Williams’ own New England basketball journey. The former high schools of the three speak directly to CarterWilliams’ current situation. “Ever since I was born, really, I’ve had a good support system,” Carter-Williams said. His one-of-a-kind parental triumvirate molded and shaped his life into the form it takes today. The form is that of Rhode Island’s best basketball prospect. The form is one that reflects aspects of each of his three parents ? whose genetics and experiences have become interconnected within one of the nation’s top high school players. ••• Ironically, though, the high-profile stardom that surrounds Carter-Williams currently resides well away from the spotlight. Carter-Williams attends the St. Andrew’s school, a nondenominational boarding school of 213 students in Barrington, R.I. There, under the tutelage of head coach Mike Hart, the senior has come into his own. “Get up at 7 (a.m.),” St. Andrew’s head coach Mike Hart said. “You got classes until three. Three to four, we have a study hall. Four to 4:45, we lift weights. Four forty-five to 6:15, we have practice. Study hall ‘til 7:30 (p.m.). Ten o’clock is free time in the dorm. “Lights out at eleven.” He stays focused, and basketball is his life. But to start his high school career, CarterWilliams’ environment was drastically different from his school in the country’s smallest state. If Carter-Williams stayed for his final three seasons at his hometown Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School in Massachusetts, his mother said he would have been the first person from his school to play Division I basketball in college. He would have been the happy superstar in high school. Instead, he was willing to shift focus and decided to transfer to a school with a stronger outlook to play in college: St. Andrew’s. It was the logical next step. He was raised to do it. A flashback to the 1990s speaks to that. In the late 1990s ? and into the early part of the 21st century ? most basketball players at

Charlestown (Mass.) High School came from all over Boston. Carter-Williams’ stepfather, Zach Zegarowski, was an assistant coach at Charlestown then. Of the 920 students on the Charlestown campus today, roughly 51 percent are AfricanAmerican, 23 percent are Hispanic, 8 percent are Caucasian and 18 percent are Asian. Part of Charlestown’s regional pull has been the unfinished legacy of court-ordered busing, part has been its reputation for being marginally better than others in the area. But mostly, it is famous for a basketball program that is annually ranked as one of the top teams statewide and nationally ? winning five championships in a seven-year span. After a season within a nationally-recognized program ? playing on the same courts on which his stepfather once coached ? CarterWilliams learned. He took the lessons that were imparted on Zegarowski and is applying them to St. Andrew’s. There are no blood connections between Carter-Williams and Zegarowski, but that doesn’t matter. From stepfather to stepson, the game was passed down. “He just teaches me the game and gets on how I play,” Carter-Williams said. “He’s really smart.” ••• Carter-Williams’ biological parents had the right genes. Put simply, he was born into a basketball family. He is the son of Amanda Carter-Zegarowski, girl’s basketball head coach at Ipswich High. “My mom, she’s probably my biggest critic,” Carter-Williams said. “She’s probably the most hard on me.” She is, of course, married to Zach Zegarowski. Zegarowski played college ball at UMassLowell. The family still has video of a 2-yearold Carter-Williams running up and down the court with a basketball while the game was in progress. The scene was the start of the one-of-a-kind tri-parent basketball learning curve. The last part of that curve is Carter-Williams’ biological father, Earl. As a former NBA player, Earl is the most accomplished of the trio. Earl has spent his life in and around the sport and continues to help at Cambridge Rindge and Latin (Mass.) High School. He played college ball at Winston-Salem State in the early 1970s and was drafted in the third round by the Phoenix Suns in 1974. He came from the same system as Patrick Ewing and Rumeal Robinson, and he landed in the now-unconventional third round that also featured future Hall of Famer George Gervin. He spent four seasons in the NBA and played for four different teams. “My dad, he just helps me a lot mentally,” Carter-Williams said. “Along with my stepmother, too, she keeps me focused especially. (She) tells me to take advantage of your goals and stuff like that.” •••

courtesy of mike rego | east bay newspapers michael carter-williams (center) signed a letter of intent in November to play for Syracuse. Carter-Williams is the eighth-ranked shooting guard in the country. That support system has enabled CarterWilliams, a 6-foot-5 point guard, to take full advantage of collegiate-like expertise. Three years ago, Michael wasn’t a 6-foot-5 gem out of Rhode Island. Rather, a 5-foot-9 freshman having a great all-around year at Hamilton-Wenham in Massachusetts, leading his team into the league championship game. Carter-Williams averaged 20 points and buried 52 3-pointers. It wasn’t until the end of his sophomore season that his family started to get looks at Division I schools and attention from head coaches. “I think Massachusetts was one of the first schools to really start to show interest,” Amanda said. “And I started to realize, wow, he can get a scholarship, and he’s continuing to grow. And he still has that baby face.” The baby face then needed to move over to St. Andrew’s, the state basketball powerhouse. After all, he had been bred to do it. In October 2009, after averaging just over 13 points per game as a sophomore for St. Andrew’s, Carter-Williams decided to verbally commit to Syracuse. Regardless of his natural scoring ability on the court, and in spite of him lifting weights three times a week, if Carter-Williams has any convincing to do before he graduates, it will be on his frame and body size. The genetics of his father and mother, and the guidance of his stepfather, hurt him in that regard. Listed at what some say is a generous 175 pounds, Carter-Williams will perhaps have to continue to bench-press his way into Jim Boeheim’s rotation next fall. “He’s definitely going to have to get stronger,” Scout.com’s Evan Daniels said. “That’s an area he’s going to need to focus on.”

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Carter-Williams is described by Daniels as a tremendous scorer who can get to the basket in a variety of ways. He’s not only a very good long-range shooter, but he’s capable of taking guys off the dribble in mid-range and at the basket. Think Kevin Durant’s game in Shaun Livingston’s body. “When his body gets to where his game is, he’s going to be a really good basketball player,” Earl said. “He’s thin, but he’s wiry strong.” Being “wiry strong” was handed down through genetics. The same genetics that, seemingly since Carter-Williams’ birth, have made sure he becomes Rhode Island’s next gem. ••• But before he can do all that, the humble, understated guard has to finish his senior season, arrive at Syracuse next fall and begin to carve out a career of his own. Because for once, he will be on his own. After everything the unorthodox trio did for him. Perhaps dad knows best. Earl professes his son is ready for Syracuse. But not born ready. Rather, raised ready. “You can see the desire in him,” Williams said. “He loves basketball. When you’ve been around basketball all your life, either you’re going to get it or you’re not going to get it. And I definitely think that he got it. “He’s been raised really well.” zoirvin@syr.edu


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After the biggest win of its season against Michigan State on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden, the Syracuse men’s basketball team will return home to the Carrier Dome Saturday to take on lowly Colgate. It’s a matchup of unbeaten vs. winless. The No. 8 Orange was

perhaps the most unproven team in the nation entering Tuesday’s contest against Michigan State. But SU proved a lot with a victory over a tough Spartans team that was also ranked in the Top 10 at No. 7. With Tuesday’s game gone, the Orange has weathered the tough-

est parts of its nonconference schedule. Only Colgate, Iona, Morgan State and Drexel remain, and SU has a real chance to enter the Big East portion of its schedule still undefeated at 13-0. “The nonconference schedule is the first part, and they (those games) are crucial and get you ready for the

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SYRACUSE 98, COLGATE 57

SU has a lot going for it right now.

BRETT LoGIURATO

SYRACUSE 94, COLGATE 47

Colgate, I’ve got a plan. Runaway fast as you can.

TONY OLIVERO

SYRACUSE 87, COLGATE 47

Yeah, it’ll be worse for the Red Raiders than football.

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Syracuse and Colgate have met in every season since 1993-1994. The Orange has won all 17 of those matchups. The last nine meetings between the two teams have been double-digit victories for SU, including a 92-58 dismantling last season.

STARTING LINEUP

BEAT WRITER PREDICTIONS

ROOMMATES POINT GUARD

SCOOP JARDINE

6-2, 190, JR. 13.2 PPG, 6.4 APG

SHOOTING GUARD

MITCH ROLLS

6-0, 170, SO. 5.7 PPG, 3.6 APG

BRANDON TRICHE

6-4, 205, SO. 8.0 PPG, 3.3 APG

MIKE VENEZIA

6-1, 188, JR 9.2 PPG, 1.4 APG

Jardine got back on track with a 7-of-9 shooting night against Michigan State. Rolls only shoots 24 percent from the field.

Triche shot just 1-of-7 against the Spartans, as his shooting struggles continued. Dion Waiters has been seeing more minutes here lately.

POWER FORWARD

CENTER

RICK JACKSON

6-8, 240, SR. 13.6 PPG, 12.8 RPG

STERLING MELVILLE

6-4, 215, JR. 3.6 PPG, 1.6 RPG

Melville won’t last here long. Jackson has been what Jim Boeheim described Tuesday as a “monster” all season. He has seven double-doubles on the year.

FAB MELO

7-0, 244, FR. 2.3 PPG, 2.3 RPG

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KRIS JOSEPH

6-7, 210, JR. 13.8 PPG, 4.8 RPG

YAW GYAWU

6-5, 215, JR. 13.7 PPG, 5.3 RPG (2008-09)

Gyawu is the only player the Orange has to worry about on paper. He is Colgate’s leading scorer at 13.7 per game.

6-11, 263, SR 4.4 PPG, 2.6 RPG

Expect Baye Moussa Keita to once again get the bulk of the minutes at center, with Melo struggling and his Achilles hurting.

JIM BOEHEIM

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RUNS

EMMETT DAVIS

W-L: 158-196 12 SEASONS

Syracuse has won 20 games in each of the last 13 seasons under Boeheim. Davis has never won more than 18 in his 12 years at Colgate. The two coaches are on two different levels.

STAT TO KNOW BIG NUMBER The Orange is shooting just 29 percent from 3-point range so far this season. Syracuse shot 39 percent from downtown a year ago. Against Michigan State Tuesday night, SU was held to 2-of-11 shooting (18.2 percent) from beyond the arc.

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KEY MATCHUPS

FINAL BIG EAST STANDINGS

DOUG HOGUE LB

PRIZEL BROWN DE

RYAN NASSIB QB

Nassib has struggled throughout most of Big East play. He has thrown an interception in three straight games. Kansas State will key on the SU run game. It’ll be up to Nassib to step up. It’ll begin with facing the pressure of Brown and the KSU line.

BY THE NUMBERS

DANIEL THOMAS RB

DA’MON MERKERSON CB

Hogue is coming fresh off a first-team All-Big East selection. Thomas is the key component of a Top-25 rushing attack. He rushed for 1,495 yards and 16 touchdowns this season.

AUBREY QUARLES WR

Quarles is the one receiver that has been a consistent downfield threat this season for the Wildcats. He has 47 catches for five touchdowns. Merkerson and fellow corner Mike Holmes will need to key on him.

1

The number of schools to ever win 11 games six times over a seven yearstretch, one of which is Kansas State (19972003).

6

8

54 73

11

25 94

59

The number of different bowls – including the Pinstripe Bowl -- Kansas State has played in since 1993.

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35

99 75 80

67

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KANSAS STATE ON OFFENSE

28 27

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West Virginia

9-3

5-2

Pittsburgh

7-5

5-2

Syracuse

7-5

4-3

South Florida

7-5

3-4

Louisville

6-6

3-4

Cincinnati

4-8

2-5

Rutgers 4-8 1-6 *Connecticut wins the Big East based on headto-head tiebreakers

BIG EAST BOWL SCHEDULE All games on ESPN Tuesday, Dec. 21 Louisville vs. Southern Miss Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl

8 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 28 West Virginia vs. NC State Champs Sports Bowl

6:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 31 Clemson vs. South Florida Meineke Car Care Bowl

Noon

Noon

• This isn’t the first time that Syracuse and Kansas State are playing in a bowl game. The two teams last played in 2001, in the Insight.com Bowl at Phoenix, Ariz. The Orange defeated the Wildcats in that game, 26-3. Kansas State got the better of Syracuse four years earlier in the Fiesta Bowl, though, when KSU defeated the Orange 35-18 at Tempe, Ariz. It is also the first Big 12 team that SU has played since the Insight.com Bowl win.

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5-2

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8

The year of the final football game in the old Yankee Stadium. In the final Whitney M. Young Urban League classic, Central State University of Ohio defeated Grambling 37-21.

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Saturday, Jan. 8 Pittsburgh vs. Kentucky BBVA Compass Bowl

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RECORD

Connecticut

Saturday, Jan. 1 Connecticut vs. No. 9 Oklahoma Tostitos Fiesta Bowl 8:30 p.m.

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BEAT WRITER PREDICTIONS 16

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15

The number of All-Big East selections Syracuse garnered in 2010, the most for the program since 2004. Doug Hogue was the Orange’s only first team selection.

Lichtenstein has been thrust into action once again with the absence of steady starter Rob Long because of surgery to remove a tumor in his brain. How Lichtenstein, SU’s starting kicker last year, handles spot punting duties will go a long way in a field-position battle.

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TYSYN HARTMAN PR

STARTING LINEUPS

4

The number of passes Raymond Berry hauled in “The Greatest Game Ever Played”. The NFL Championship Game on Dec. 28, 1958 was the first sudden death overtime game in league history, with the Colts defeating the Giants in Yankee Stadium 23-17.

RYAN LICHTENSTEIN P

TEAM

67

94 75

95 70

40 66

12

Syracuse 17 Kansas State 14

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Doug Marrone adds his name to Yankee Stadium lore.

82

85

ANDREW L. JOHN

SYRACUSE ON OFFENSE

49

Syracuse 21 Kansas State 20

3 SYRACUSE OFFENSE 12 QB Ryan Nassib 3 RB Delone Carter 49 FB Adam Harris 15 WR Alec Lemon 82 WR Van Chew 85 TE Jose Cruz 67 LT Justin Pugh 75 LG Zach Chibane 70 C Ryan Bartholomew 66 RG Andrew Tiller 74 RT Michael Hay

KANSAS STATE DEFENSE

46 DE Prizell Brown 94 DT Raphael Guidry 95 DT Ray Kibble 40 DE Antonio Felder 50 SLB Tre Walker 26 MLB Jarell Childs 27 WLB David Garrett 16 CB Terrance Sweeney 8 CB Stephen Harrison 28 SS Logan Dold 12 FS Ty Zimmerman

KANSAS STATE OFFENSE

14 QB Carson Coffman 8 RB Daniel Thomas 37 FB Braden Wilson 89 WR Aubrey Quarles 3 WR Chris Harper 80 TE Travis Tannahill 73 LT Manase Foketi 59 LG Zach Kendall 74 C Wade Weibert 67 RG Kenneth Mayfield 75 RT Clyde Aufner

SYRACUSE DEFENSE 54 DE Mikhail Marinovich 94 NT Bud Tribbey 51 DT Andrew Lewis 99 DE Chandler Jones 11 SLB Marquis Spruill 25 MLB Derrell Smith 32 WLB Doug Hogue 6 CB Da’Mon Merkerson 35 CB Mike Holmes 24 SS Max Suter 1 FS Phillip Thomas

BRETT LoGIURATO

More than a month of what Doug Marrone called another “spring football” of practice will pay off for SU. The Orange wins in a thriller in Yankee Stadium.

Kansas State 20 Syracuse 13

TONY OLIVERO

SU is simply missing too much. From the offense to the punting game. No amount of bowl magic will be able to quell that.

Current Statistical Leaders PASSING

Ryan Nassib

NASSIB

COMP-ATT

YDS

189-337 2095

TD

16

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INT

Delone Carter Antwon Bailey Prince-Tyson Gulley

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ATT

YDS

AVG

204 1035 5.1 107 504 4.7 13 74 5.7

TD

RECEIVING

7 2 1

Van Chew Nick Provo Antwon Bailey Alec Lemon

VAN CHEW

REC

41 32 32 30

YDS

611 356 277 377

AVG.

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and down,” Marrone said at Yankee Stadium Tuesday. “I think that was the earliest that I recognized what sports could do to a community or a town and how proud we were.” Now, 34 years later, Marrone is bringing Syracuse, his alma mater, back to his old stomping grounds to compete in the inaugural Pinstripe Bowl at the new Yankee Stadium. It brings about a small wave of nostalgia for Marrone, he admits, primarily because he sees some irony in it all. For Marrone, it’s only fitting the Orange ends its six-year bowl hiatus in a place he remembers fondly for its ability to bring a community closer. And when Syracuse (7-5, 4-3 Big East) takes the field 258 miles from campus against Kansas State (7-5, 3-5 Big 12) on ESPN at 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 30, that’s exactly what the Bronx native is hoping to see. “I think it gives our fans an opportunity to feel the excitement of the program,” Marrone said. “We’ve been in some tough times recently. I think this gives our fans an opportunity to re-embrace our program.” SU and Kansas State have some history, too. The Orange and Wildcats have squared off twice in bowl games, splitting the pair. The Orange fell, 35-18, in the 1997 Fiesta Bowl before returning the favor with a 26-3 decision in the 2001 Insight.com Bowl. As Marrone stepped onto the field for the first time at the new stadium on Tuesday, he couldn’t hold back the smile. His grandfather worked as an usher for more than 15 years at Yankee Stadium, but Marrone never made it onto the field. Syracuse played in the first football game ever at the original Yankee Stadium, a 3-0 win over Pittsburgh on Oct. 20, 1923. Legendary SU running back Ernie Davis played in a game at the old stadium. Marrone intends to make sure his team knows that, and as he’s done each week prior to a game this season, he plans to teach his players about the history of Yankee Stadium and the history of the Syracuse football program playing there. “It’s exciting, Yankee Stadium,” senior center Ryan Bartholomew said last Friday. “It resonates across the country as a place where great baseball is played. So being able to play football there, it’s a great experience a lot of people can’t say they did.” Last week, Syracuse Athletic Director Daryl Gross said, “There couldn’t be a more perfect bowl for us to be in.” It’s no secret that Gross has pushed to make Syracuse the most visible

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“As a former player and graduate of Syracuse University who grew up in the Bronx, it’s important for us to lay the foundation of our program in New York.” Doug Marrone

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collegiate athletic program in the state of New York. Playing in front of a national TV audience at one of New York City’s landmarks can only help that. And the fact that Marrone hails from the Bronx makes it even more fitting. Yankees President Randy Levine made reference after reference to Marrone’s origins in the Bronx during a Pinstripe Bowl press conference Tuesday, even saying, “Bronx boy makes good.” But Marrone insists this isn’t about him. Instead, he said it goes back to the neighborhood and the community. It was the Bronx 34 years ago. Now Marrone’s community is Syracuse. “As a former player and graduate of Syracuse University who grew up in the Bronx, it’s important for us to lay the foundation of our program in New York,” Marrone said. “Does this game help us from that standpoint? Absolutely. Absolutely. But I also think it helps us to enjoy a reward that our players have worked extremely hard for.” In just his second year since taking over a disheveled football program, a trip to a bowl is sweet for Marrone. Even sweeter is that the game will be where he has so many memories. Memories that influenced him to embark on a career in the world of athletics. For Marrone, the Pinstripe Bowl will bring his career full circle. It connects his alma mater with his childhood home. But he doesn’t want the attention, or the spotlight, on him. Instead, the lights belong on the players. That has been Marrone’s view all along. They are the ones that bring a community together. “I’m so excited for the players and so excited for this program, but I try to keep it in because it’s not about me coming home,” Marrone said. “It’s about this football team and what they’ve done in a short period of time to get us back.” aljohn@syr.edu - Asst. Sports Editor Tony Olivero contributed reporting to this article

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SYRACUSE VS. KANSAS STATE DEC. 30, 3:30 p.m., ESPN

matthew ziegler | staff photographer DOUG MARRONE was born and raised in the Bronx, not far from where his Syracuse team will face Kansas State in the first-annual Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 30 in Yankee Stadium.

Marrone, SU’s paths come full circle with trip to Pinstripe Bowl

It’s N only fitting

By Andrew L. John SPORTS EDITOR

EW YORK — When Doug Marrone recalls his first true sports moment, it brings him back home. To the Bronx. To Yankee Stadium. To a place that brought a community together. To this day, Marrone can recall the events and circumstances of that day. It was Oct. 14, 1976, and a 12-year-old Marrone watched and listened on the television as Howard

Cosell called Game 5 of the American League Championship Series. The legendary game where New York Yankees first baseman Chris Chambliss cranked a walk-off home run that sent the Bronx Bombers to their first World Series since 1964. Marrone’s neighborhood in the Bronx, just a few miles away from the action, exploded with excitement. “Everyone’s jumping up and down in our home, and we go outside and our neighbors are jumping up

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Marrone finishes 3rd in Big East Coach of Year voting By Brett LoGiurato ASST. SPORTS EDITOR

Upon taking the stand at the Carrier Dome’s podium in August to start his second season as Syracuse’s head coach, Doug Marrone recognized where the improvement in his team needed to start. “We have to get better, and that starts with me,” Marrone said. “I have to get better at everything that we do. I’ve talked to the assistant

coaches and told them we need them to be better. … I’m expecting us to be better and be a more competitive football team.” Marrone had the right expectations. Syracuse improved across the board in his second year at the helm of the Orange. Still, those improvements weren’t enough to earn Marrone recognition as the Big East Coach of the Year.

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